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Inaugural Lecture: Experimental State

Publication date: Feb 6, 2014 9:37:54 AM

Start: May 7, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Location: UCL Anatomy Building (JZ Young Lecture Theatre)



The Experimental State

Professor Jon Agar 

Inaugural Lecture

07 May 2014, 18:30pm

UCL Anatomy Building, JZ Young Lecture Theatre (map)

further information: | 0207 679 1328

Free. No need to book.


In recent years, there have been calls for government to behave more like science, for example, by conducting trials or by learning from experiments. But we can also learn from history. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Jon Agar considers how the post-war history of the United Kingdom can be understood as an ‘experimental state’.

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